About 4 km west lies the small town of Sao Bras de Alportel. There are supermarkets (including locals as 'pingo doce', but also the well-known throughout Germany Lidl) and a covered market. Along the main street "Avenida da Liberdade, 'and of which the outgoing side streets there are shops, banks, post office, doctors, hairdressers and many small cafes where you can relax and enjoy a delicious espresso or coffee with typical Portuguese pastries. In the market hall there every morning a large selection of fresh vegetables, fruit and fish. Besides we have several butcher shops where you can buy fresh meat. Additionally you'll find a variety of bars and restaurants with national and international cuisine. Saturday you can buy on the so-called Gypsy Market in Sao Bras both fresh vegetables and fruits, as well as make this a bargain or two in search of souvenirs, leather goods and clothing.
Of course, Sao Bras also has an interesting history. Sao Bras, you can explore a beautiful old town with ancient winding streets and a very old church 'Parish church'. Behind the church is from an alley 'Calçadinha Romana' which is after 5 minutes, a right and left side walls framed with old Roman road. Furthermore Sao Bras was in previous years, the summer residence of the bishops of the Algarve, and it still stands the former bishop's palace 'Palacio Episcopal'.
At Easter time, thousands of visitors to Sao Bras, to look at the Easter procession. For the "Festa das Tochas Florida 'the whole city is festively decorated with flowers and the processional designed with miles of flower carpet.
A further celebration held on the last weekend in July, the "Feira da Serra '. At this show, you can buy local products such as honey, fig liqueur, sweets made from almonds, Medronho and cheese directly from the manufacturer. Many artisans (basket weavers, cobblers, blacksmithing) will exhibit their wares. Evening experience various music and dance groups in the region. Dining options include a variety of restaurants serving local dishes.
The nearest large towns are Loulé, about 14 km west of Faro, about 18 km south-west, Tavira, about 20 km east and Olhao, about 20 km south-east. Also in Loule Saturdays is a somewhat bigger gypsy market where it is worthwhile stop by once. Another very large and typical gypsy market is located in Estoi (on the way to Faro). This is only held once a month. This is not far away Faro offers the possibility of extended shopping tour in the 'Forum Algarve' or even a sightseeing tour with many famous churches and a beautiful old town, if desired. Some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in Europe are within 20 - 30 minutes by car, including Faro, Dunas Doradas, Vale do Lobo, Quarteira and Vilamoura.
Golf: Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo, Vila Sol, Vilamoura by car within 30 - reached 40 minutes.